WATCH: France U18 game against Poland abandoned after team receives four red cards in 20 minutes

The game was called off and the Polish team were named the winners.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 26 September 2022 11:57 AM

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The France U18 side had a horrific outing against Poland as the fixture was abandoned after Les Bleus were reduced to seven men. The match hosted in Limoges on Sunday saw the French team receive four red cards. After this, the game was called off at the 70-minute mark. Notably, France managed by World Cup winner Bernard Diomede, started the final fixture at the top of the four-team tournament on goal difference ahead of Poland.


After an intense first half, the scores were levelled 2-2 at the break. But in the second half, the terrors for France started as Paris Saint-Germain’s Ilyes Housni was sent off in the 55th minute. Just moments later, Rennes defender Jeanuel Belocian followed suit as he was given the red card at the 60-minute mark. 


But the horrors didn’t end for Les Bleus as  Le Havre defender Yoni Gomis saw red in the 72nd minute. Then at the 75th minute, Darnell Eric Bile, a Saint-Etienne striker took the fourth and final red for a horror tackle and nasty headbutt.  After ten minutes of intense action, the Polish broke the deadlock and took the game in the 70th minute playing against reduced nine men side.  


The aftermath of this booking saw a massive scrum where the bench players of both teams were involved until the officials and the coaches intervened to defuse the situation. The match was abandoned and the Polish team was declared the winner of the tournament.

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